Sponsored Game Review: Bunny Rush

| September 5, 2013 | Reply

bunnyrushlogoEndless runner games have been popular on smartphones and tablets for quite some time now. However, many of them aren’t that appealing to kids or to casual gamers. Simple games that are easy to pick up and play are often some of the most addicting games. Not just that but, they can be the most appealing to casual gamers and those that just want a break from the console or Angry Birds. Don’t let the pink attire fool you, Bunny Rush is not a game for the faint hearted. Read on to see if Bunny Rush is a game that you can get behind.

Description: Bunny Rush is a new take on platforming games from the good old days where platforming games were genuinely difficult and timing was everything. With simple, yet difficultly designed levels Bunny Rush will have you seeing red, instead of pink. The cutesy characters might not appeal to everyone but, once you look past those you have a simple game that’s incredibly challenging and will suck you in. Bunny Rush is a free-to-play platformer with hints of endless runner games involved with 2 worlds that have 7 challenging games each. Take a look at the video below to get a little taste of the game.

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How it Works: To start challenging your platformer skill, go ahead and download the game from the Play Store to get started.

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You’ve got two worlds to choose from to start playing and after that, you can start playing.

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There’s a tutorial of sorts that tells you how to control bunny while playing through the levels. It’s pretty helpful and only takes a few minutes. It’ll tell you how to dash and how to set checkpoints, too.

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When you first start playing, it doesn’t seem all that difficult but, the more and more you play, the harder things can get.

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The more you play, the more difficult things become.

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Coming up against a large gap and some enemies isn’t a fun thing and it can be very tricky indeed. However, if you manage to make it to the end of a level, you are rewarded with a score consisting of stars.

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Opinion: While the aesthetics in Bunny Rush might not please everyone, they should appeal to casual gamers and as soon as those gamers are hooked, they’ll hardly be able to put the game down. The harsh difficulty at play is both frsutrating and addictive. Jumping from platform to platform and avoiding enemies might seem easy at first but, the amount of times you’ll fail that jump is both surprising and incredibly difficult. Thankfully, for those that aren’t so hardcore, you’re given the choice of where and when you’d like to place checkpoint flags. That adds that little bit of extra gameplay to make things a little more dynamic and it helps to keep the place on their toes.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – The game runs fine and the pacing at work here is pretty great. This is a fast-paced game that will definitely keep you on your toes.
  • Features (3.5/5) – Bunny Rush has a lot going for it but, after a while it can become a little bit repetitive but, if you like the gameplay then there’s little reason to stop.
  • Theme (3/5) – The theme in Bunny Rush comes down to personal preference but, it would be nice to have a little more going on in the background of the levels.
  • Overall (3.5/5) – Bunny Rush is a game that has heaps of potential but, hasn’t reached it just yet. With some more levels and a little more attention to detail this could become a cult classic.

Pros

  • Fast pacing could quickly leave you addicted to the game.
  • While the theme isn’t for everyone, it’s certainly different from the norm right now.
  • Gamers – both casual and otherwise – that are used to the oldschool platformers will really enjoy this.
  • Ability to place your own checkpoints is a very nice touch, especially in a game as difficult as this.

Cons

  • The level backgrounds could do with a little more going on.
  • Ads can slow down the hectic gameplay but, this is a free game.

Conclusion: Bunny Rush gets a lot of things right, it’s just a shame that it hasn’t reached its full potential. In time though, it probably will. The theme of the game might not appeal to everyone but, it is different and quite ironic considering how difficult and challenging the game can be. The gameplay elements the game needs are all here, it’s challenging and fast-paced which makes for a quick and easy game to pickup and play but, a very difficult game to master, indeed. Being able to choose where and when you place a checkpoint as your progress through the level is pretty neat and can help curb the frustration you might get when you first start playing. All-in-all, Bunny Rush is a lot of fun to play and pretty much anyone can take to the game, just be prepared to fail a lot when you first start playing. This only makes completing levels far more satisfying though.

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About Tom Dawson ()

For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, I grew up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles and have been using Linux for years now. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I've loved every minute of it. As a big reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android and technology as a whole.